UofT brings in two commits playing in America

One Bahamian and one Canadian playing in America are now part of the Varsity Blues.

Welcome to, and back to, Canada, the country where winter lasts for almost six months. A pair of commits, Julian Waldron, a defensive lineman from Miami Central, and Josh Henry, a wide receiver from Chabot College, will be leaving their sunny homes next year after committing to the Varsity Blues.

Julian Waldron

Julian Waldron signs his LOI with the Varsity Blues. Courtesy of Julian Waldron.

Julian Waldron signs his LOI with the Varsity Blues. Courtesy of Julian Waldron.

Julian Waldron will be moving to the Great White North from his sunny hometown of Miami, Florida. The 6’2, 285lbs product of the Miami Central Rockets (Florida High School Athletics Association) is originally from Freeport, Bahamans. He said there were a countless amount of reasons why he chose the University of Toronto.

“I can assure you that I knew within the first five minutes of speaking with the coaching staff that here is where I want to spend the rest of my collegiate football career,” he said.

“I felt completely at home. (There are) genuine people (here) that truly care about the future of their players and developing them to the next level. Each individual player has a personal connection with the coaching staff and I feel that is very important when it comes to the success of the football team,” he added.

There was something else, however, that drew Waldron to the Varsity Blues. “Besides the great people inside the heart of the program, no one can deny the breathtaking feeling you get when you look onto the field of the Varsity Blues. Whether your sitting on the stands or with your cleats on the turf that place is where you want to be,” he said.

“The state-of-the-art facilities and top-class trainers are just some of the minor things the are available to you on-demand as a player, but the feeling and love showed by the coaches and team mates is something that you just cant find everywhere, so its simple why I want to call this university my new home,” he added.

Having played football for only four years, Waldron’s athletic career stretches back to when he was 19 and had played with the Bahamas national rugby team. Now the future Varsity Blues player is looking forward to continuing with football under the guidance of the Blues coaching staff.

“The coaching staff seems to have perfectly balanced professionalism and maintaining stern relationship with their players. They emphasize hard work on and off the field, setting each individual up for success educationally and in a career in the beloved sport,” Waldorn said.

The potential humanities student added that, “It’s a program that is bound for success and that I am honored to be apart of it. It’s the closest thing you get to the NCAA experience for football.”

Josh Henry

Josh Henry. Courtesy of Hudl.

Josh Henry. Courtesy of Hudl.

Josh Henry is originally from Pickering, Ontario, which is in the eastern part of the Greater Toronto Area near Oshawa. He is currently playing at Chabot College in Hayward, California, which is south of Oakland. Cappiello said the 6’4, 190lbs player “is a high impact player coming from a junior college and will compete immediately. He will be a deep threat in our offence.”

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